Trooditissa Monastery

Troodos, Cyprus

The exact date of the foundation of Trooditissa Monastery, situated on the southern slopes of the Troodos Mountains, is not known. But according to local tradition, the monastery was established immediately after the iconoclastic era (around 990 AD). As with other monasteries, it was preceded by a hermit who resorted there during the years of the iconoclasm.

Nothing remains of the monastery of the Middle Byzantine period or the period of Frankish rule. The oldest reference to the Monastery of Trooditissa is found in a copy of a 14th century deed. The church, as well as the monastic buildings, belong to a later period and can be dated to the end of the 18th or the 19th and 20th centuries (the main building was completed in 1731). The heirlooms saved in the church of the monastery also belong to these later periods. The present church, dating to 1731, contains valuable icons including a precious icon of Panagia covered with silver-gilt from Asia Minor.

Monk Damaskinos (1939 - 1942) and his success or Abbot Pangkratios, revived the monastery after it came close to being dissolved in the 19th century. A large religious fair is held every year on the grounds of the monastery on August 15th, day of the Dormition of Panagia. Prayers to the holy icon of Panagia give hope to childless couples wishing to have children.

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E804, Troodos, Cyprus
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Founded: c. 990 AD
Category: Religious sites in Cyprus

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Gerry McPartland (2 months ago)
This monastery is set in a lovely troudos village breath takeing views beautiful church only open weekend bur small one beside it open every day 0ut of 10/9
Aija Rimsa (2 months ago)
Very peaceful place.
Nina Maxim (4 months ago)
Closed for tourists, the monastery only welcomes pilgrims
Mel Michael (4 months ago)
A monastery full of history, prayer, dozens of relics and countless miracles. A must-see for all people.
panicos kyriacou (7 months ago)
One of the greatest monastery's in cyprus. The surrounding nature is very beautiful.Inside the monastery is a unique holy place where your mind and your soul must cleared up from any other thoughts and dedicate time for humiliation, praying and communicate with GOD!
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